Our picks for five up-and-coming acts with their own history-making potential.
In this essay, Need to Know’s Jon Meacham remembers a time when our leaders could tackle the nation’s problems honestly and realistically.
Ronnie Lee Gardner became the first man in 14 years to be executed by firing squad early Friday morning, ending a 25-year saga that in its final days stoked a national debate over the death penalty.
The world’s most popular sport owes something to the U.S. — and Americans could stand to learn a thing or two about soccer
Jurors who sentenced a man to death have regrets on the eve of his execution by firing squad in Utah. But the “Wild West” style execution is changing few other opinions in the state.
A juror who sentenced a Utah man to death in 1985 told Need to Know she would have preferred life in prison. The inmate, who faces a firing squad, is seeking a last-minute reprieve.
A separatist party’s recent victory in this tiny bilingual and divided country leave many wondering: will Belgium survive?
Immigrant students are risking deportation to support a controversial bill that would allow them to stay.
A dispatch from the World Cup: from the wig-wearing, color-bearing fans to the giant beelike sounds of the vuvuzelas.
The U.K. is now requiring non-European immigrant spouses to take an English language test.